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© Mr B.J.W. Heath

IoE Number: 310749
Photographer: Mr B.J.W. Heath
Date Photographed: 25 July 2004
Date listed: 30 July 1986
Date of last amendment: 30 July 1986
Grade II

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GRAFTONCROFTONSU 26 SE5/29Reservoir outfall and sluicesto Wilton Reservoir

GRAFTON CROFTON SU 26 SE 5/29 Reservoir outfall and sluices to Wilton Reservoir GV II Outfall to Wilton reservoir, 1836 by John Blackwell, for the Kennet and Avon Canal Co. Brick with stone corners and timber sluices. Three sluices in row, restored, controlling outfall water at various levels, with weir to 2 and channel to feeder cut. Two weir sinks for overflow, with piped outfall beneath apron also to feeder cut. Feeder has gauge weir and channel to pound below Lock 61 (q.v.). Syphon under towpath. The reservoir was constructed to contain the springs of Wilton village as a reliable water source for the canal. One of an important group of industrial and utilitarian monuments of special interest.

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